The UL Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service believes in supporting the development and training of professionals in psychology, counselling and psychotherapy. Each academic year the service offers a limited number of trainee placements and internships. The number is dependent on the capacity of the service to provide such places during any given year. 

Applications are accepted from the following: 

  • Trainees who are currently completing either an undergraduate or post graduate training in counselling/psychotherapy that is accredited by the IACP/IAHIP/ICP.
  • Graduates who have successfully completed an undergraduate or post graduate training in counselling/psychotherapy and whom are working towards accreditation with the IACP/IAHIP/ICP.  
  • Counselling/Clinical/Educational Psychologists in professional training (PhD) accredited by the PSI.

The recruitment of trainees and interns commences each year in April. Prospective applicants who meet the above criteria should forward their CV and cover email to in April. Applications that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered. CVs received after the last day of April will not be considered. Interviews are held in May/June with successful candidates commencing placement/internship hours in the next academic year i.e. August/September

Applications should not be forwarded to individual staff members due to the high volume received each year. 

Interns may be retained for a second academic year if suitable and if this is within the capacity of the service to provide. 

If you are at risk / suicidal please immediately contact either the crisis liaison mental health team at the University Hospital Limerick (061 301111) or your local hospital, or your GP immediately. 

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